Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle
Plus roasted apples, but I just did not know how to throw those in there too.
So it’s Thursday and in my mind Thursday means football.
Well, football food. For the last five Thursday’s in a row I have posted game day food and that is without even realizing it! No seriously, I just realized this now as I looked back through past posts. Five Thursday’s in a row! I think I have a problem.
No, I do. I have many actually.I started things off nice and healthy with these zucchini parmesan crusted chicken nuggets, then the next week I made these sweet and sticky oven baked Thai boneless chicken wings (oh that sauce, so awesome). The next week? One of my favorites so far, the spinach and artichoke stuffed soft pretzels. Oh those things were epic. Did I mention the pretzel dough is made with beer? Total football food.
The next week it was the super healthy, but still totally awesome loaded greek goddess quinoa + chicken pita chip nachos. Healthy football food at it’s best!
Oh, but I can’t forget last week. The stacks, the crockpot chicken chili cone carne tostada stacks.
Sadly, today I am breaking the pattern.
But it’s not really all that sad because it’s still an awesome meal. I mean creamy pistachios noodles and crispy prosciutto + sage? It’s fall comfort food at its best, and I am in love with it.
Well, actually I am just plain in love with fall, but you already knew that. It was actually a toss-up of whether to post this dish, a stuffed squash dish or a sweet potato dish (don’t worry the others will be following soon). However, since this post has been sitting on my back burner for quite some time, just waiting to explode onto this page. And since it showcased September’s amazing apples, I thought it was time for its debutant ball (yes, I do actually know what a debutant ball is, incredibly – my mom was a debutant!).
Back to this recipe and its awesome apples, the honeycrisps in this dish are SO amazingly good. Now, if I could just find a grocer to please, please, please lower their price to under two dollars a pound. Please!? They have become such a delicacy apple.
Wait! Everyone pause.
I have to tell you how I spent, no – wasted thirty minutes of my day yesterday. I spent a good twenty-five minutes stuffing a GIANT Lovesac (a really really really big bean bag), that is not even mine, in some wacko ladies car (I am sorry but, she really was a little wacked). It’s a long story, but my parents ended up with this giant Lovesac and needed to sell it for our friends who live in Canada. Well, of course I was the only one around (that never happens) when this lady decides to come.
Guys, if you have never seen one of these things then you do not know how big they are. They are GIANT and heavy and not something little old me can stuff into the back of a car. Well, I guess I can… and I did, it just took thirty minutes and gave me a giant headache in the process. The lady’s car reeked of dogs (she had four) that were all with her.
It was not very fun. And then she asked me if I went to the high school and I said nope, I’ve actually graduated from college. You what? Graduated, nooo, no you look maybe sixteen.
Ugh, whatever lady. I know, I look young. Geez. But I’m sure I’ll be happy about it when I am sixty!
It was an odd and honestly not so fun experience. Plus, she only gave me sixty-five bucks, apparently those things can go for like a thousand!
Anyway, this chicken?
It’s easy and crispy and juicy and just good. The prosciutto and sage combo is killer and paired with the apples? Oh yeah, just yum! But you know me, I could not just stop there because every meal needs carbs and hopefully some cheese!
Enter the creamy pistachio noodles. It’s like fettuccine with salty pistachios. It’s SO good. Put them together and you get a real winner, an awesome indian summer chicken dinner!
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Really, did I just say that? I am pretty sure I am the wacked one.
Fabulous meal! loved the pistachios with the pasta, may try walnuts another time. I mixed the apple chunks with some cinnamon and loved the combo of pasta-apple-chicken. Thank you so much Tieghan – a co-worker directed me to your site and you are providing the most needed inspiration I was looking for.
I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I truly appreciate you giving it a try!!? xTieghan
???? I’ve been picking new recipes to try based on what I need to finish off in our fridge (this week: 1/2 pack of sage, which was enough for this recipe for us). So glad we tried this one! I have never loved a cream pasta sauce until now. The pistachio makes it taste heartier & rich but without going overboard. Stored all of the components separately & made for great leftovers!
I’m not sure I’ll include/bake the chopped apple next time. Apples could help keep the chicken juicy while baking (prosciutto did a great job there!) and didn’t seem like they added much flavor to the chicken. I love baked apples with cinnamon/in pie but wasn’t a huge fan of them here.
Am super curious — since it has been over 7 years since you posted this — do you have any older recipes that you still regularly make or that you’ve decided you want to change? I will certainly make this one again!!
Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! I do like to experiment with them from time to time, sometimes I even revamp the whole recipe. Have a great weekend:) xTieghan
I will try this tonight for my guests! It looks amazing… I can’t wait to taste the pistachio creamy sauce with crushed red pepper!
I actually bought pancetta but hopefully realized my mistake and got back to the shop to buy prosciutto 😉 (I’m sure it would have been good as well but didn’t want to improvize for a “first time”!)
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HI!! Hope everyone loved them!! Thanks so much for making them Nadia (:
It was a success! Will definitely keep this recipe in my top 10 list! Thank you 🙂
AH! YAY so happy to hear it!!
Epic idea on the Prosciutto noodles! I can’t wait to try this myself. It is such a healthy diet.
Thanks so much! Hope you love this!
This looks stellar!! I think I need to hire you as my cook!! 😉
Haha! Thanks Jocelyn!
Yes – this is the perfect fall meal!!
Thanks so much, Deborah!
Uhh yeah so that looks absolutely amazing and I want some right now. Such wonderful flavors!
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This sounds amazing, I want some now!
Thank you so much, Jaclyn!
So, could you make this for me tonight? I’m officially starving.
HA! I wish!! 🙂
Holy creamy noodles! Everything else looks good too but I cannot get over those noodles. I need them! 🙂
I have rarely seen so many words I love in such proximity to each other, and then you topped it with roasted apples. And also football. I tip my hat to you.
I just need to be at your house for dinner!! My word this looks amazing!!
You had me at prosciutto! 😀 Yum!
Prosciutto and sage are such a classic combination, but I never thought of pairing them with apples. What a great idea!
Thank you so much, Pete!